Intelligence Fusion Cell (IFC) Analyst at the British Council


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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Intelligence Fusion Cell (IFC) Analyst

Ref Id: 08/20 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Grade: C5 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 18 months
Start Date: 1 May 2020
Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
Job Subcategory: MOD (Ministry of Defence)

Main Purpose of Job

  • This is an exciting yet demanding role within the IFC that requires the incumbent to collate, process and disseminate intelligence products for key UK mission partners as well as the Nigerian Defence Intelligence Agency, French & US cohorts as well as the wider UK intelligence community.
  • Subordinate to the IFC J2 Chief, the incumbent will report upon the real time strategic and operational intelligence environment in order to provide understanding of Nigeria, specifically, the Northeast Campaign through both qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?

  • Provide intelligence updates and threat assessments to support operational understanding and threat awareness;
  • Collate, record, evaluate, analyse and disseminate all source intelligence reporting derived from Nigerian counterparts, P3 mission partners and Open Source intelligence sources;
  • Undertake liaison with Nigerian Intelligence agencies, to include Mil, ONSA, DIA, NIA, Law Enforcement and Host Nation agency’s;
  • Undertake liaison with international intelligence agencies, to include US, FR and other MNJTF partners; primarily focusing on ISR and other sources of intelligence;
  • When the opportunity allows, assist wider UK military J2 functions in Nigeria;
  • Support the leading of skilled intelligence analysts to provide Multi-Int intelligence analysis and products;
  • Utilise J2 reach-back into PJHQ J2, LIFC and the broader UK Intelligence Community to provide intelligence fusion opportunities;
  • Develop relationships with military and non-military actors to improve UK understanding of West Africa, Nigeria and the Violent Extremist Organisations (VEOs) operating within the country;
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the principle VEO threats in Nigeria and report appropriately;

Essential qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Multi-Int analytical skillset with proven qualifications in military analysis.
  • Operational experience working in, and with UK Mil J2 staff in deployed locations as well as an ability to function in austere, satellite locations for short-periods.
  • A Developed Vetting (DV) security accreditation is essential prior to arrival and commencement of the role.
  • UK passport holder.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Qualities in resilience, flexibility as well as an ability to deliver quality products and services under pressure and against strict timelines.
  • The ability to work as part of a busy creative team, as well as willingness to provide support to team members needs be.

Required competencies:

  • Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace.

Starting Monthly Salary
N 1,191, 637.86

Other benefits and conditions of employment:

  • Appointment for this position requires a high level of integrity and discretion.
  • All candidates should be aware that this appointment is subject to security checks and clearance prior to appointment. Please note that only nationals of the UK are likely to meet this requirement.

Application Closing Date
20th March, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Additional Information

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    • Pay fees for the permit
    • Make arrangements to relocate
    • Meet the costs to relocation
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